Rachel Aretakis has joined the Illinois Answers Project as the state and solutions editor. In her role, she will help launch the newsroom’s statewide “embed” reporting project. The novel program, […]
BGA Continues Expansion, Adds Three New Hires
The Better Government Association, and its nonprofit newsroom the Illinois Answers Project, has added three new staff members amid ongoing expansion. New additions include Mumina Mohamud, community engagement and partnerships […]
Better Government Association Announces Winners of the Driehaus Awards for Investigative Reporting at 19th Annual Event
With more than 130 in attendance, the celebration, held May 24 at the City Hall events space captured the spirit of its namesake sponsor. BGA President David Greising in his […]
Better Government Association Announces 2023 Driehaus Investigative Journalism Award Finalists
The Better Government Association has named eight investigative projects as finalists for the 2023 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting. The annual awards highlight the impact of Illinois […]
BGA Launching Bold Statewide Initiative Thanks to Driehaus Foundation Support
The Better Government Association has received a $1.43 million commitment from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation to support a novel, statewide expansion by the BGA’s Illinois Answers Project newsroom. Driehaus […]
Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter Madison Hopkins Returns to Illinois Answers Project
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Madison Hopkins will join the Illinois Answers Project as a senior investigative reporter.
BGA Launches New Websites
Illinois Answers Project, a solutions-focused investigative website, and BGA Policy, focused on advocating for good government, debut today
BGA’s Annual Luncheon a Rousing Success
David Greising unveils the Illinois Answers Project.
Better Government Association Names Steve Warmbir as Investigations Editor
Former Chicago Sun-Times editor joins 2022 Pulitzer-winning newsroom.
National Association of Black Journalists Awards BGA/Sun-Times for Best News Series
The Costly Toll of Dead-end Drug Arrests, published in December, examined how thousands of Chicagoans — mostly Black men — are arrested on drug possession charges judges, police and prosecutors all know will never stick.